Academic Overview

Our Curriculum

Saint Andrew’s International High School offers students a full and rounded education based on a British curriculum adapted to a Malawian context.  We balance our rigorous academic programme with a wide range of activities and sports to support our aim of realising the full potential of each individual. Entry to the school is non-selective, though once admitted, we test students so that we have the best understanding of their needs.

In Years 7 to 9, we follow the broad-based, English National Curriculum as a foundation to internationally recognised external exams in Years 10 and 11. At the end of Year 9, students elect to study eight subjects which they follow for two-years, leading to IGCSE or the equivalent BTEC level 2 qualifications. Students progressing to Year 12 then follow AS level or BTEC level 3 studies. AS studies can be a standalone one year course or extended in Year 13 to a full A2 ( A’level) qualifications which like BTEC level 3’s can provide entry to Universities in Malawi, Southern Africa, UK, Europe or North America.

Saints also has a variety of systems to help ensure the success of your child’s journey through their education. We have specialist Learning Support teachers and Pastoral & House systems which provide a secure framework to nurture and guide student progress and development.


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